Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The Department offers four degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. The Department has seventeen faculty members and over 330 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.  ECE is one of the largest departments in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering as measured by the number of students, faculty, and the amount of sponsored projects. The Department provides the highest level of quality education to our students.

The curricula have been designed to prepare students for successful professional careers in electrical or computer engineering. Our graduates can be found all over the world. They are productive and hold leadership positions in industry, academia and research laboratories. Our faculty members are knowledgeable in their fields of study, and are authors of engineering books, IEEE fellows and owners of patents. There are several faculty members that have United States patents. Our faculty members are involved in various research projects. Six research centers support the areas of research within the Department: (1) the Center of Excellence in Research and Education for Big Military Data Intelligence (CREDIT), (2) the Center for Computational Systems Biology at Prairie View A&M University (CCSB@PVAMU), (3) the Center for Digital Battlefield Communications (CEBCOM),  (4) The Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR), (5) the Center for Radiation Engineering and Science for Space Exploration (CRESSE), (6) the Center for Information Communication and Cyber Security (ICCS) Research and Education and (6) the Center for Center for Advancing Innovations in Smart Microgrid . If you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I advise you to peruse our website to learn more about the Department. We always welcome new and talented students to our program.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

The primary purpose of the Electrical Engineering Program is to prepare students for a successful professional career in electrical engineering. The curriculum is structured to provide each student with a sound background in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences and a thorough foundation in electrical engineering for the analysis and design of electrical and electronic circuits and systems.

The program educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program at Prairie View A&M University are:

  1. To produce graduates for successful careers in Electrical Engineering and other related fields.
  2. To produce graduates who can secure employment within the State of Texas and, the nation, and the world.
  3. To produce graduates who engage in self-development activities through professional study and personal research that will allow them to adapt to evolving technological challenges.
  4. To produce graduates who can successfully complete graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering or other disciplines that they may choose.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a field of engineering that is mainly concerned with applying computer hardware and software to solve practical problems. The primary purpose of the Computer Engineering Program is to prepare students for a successful professional career in the field of Computer Engineering. The curriculum is structured to provide each student with a strong foundation in the basic sciences of chemistry, mathematics, and physics. In addition, Computer Engineering students will take courses in the following areas: electric circuits, electronics, digital logic circuits, computer organization and architecture, computer interfacing, computer networks, embedded systems, programming languages, data structures, operating systems, software, engineering and microprocessor systems.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering program at Prairie View A&M University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This means that a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View is recognized nationwide.

The objective of the Electrical Engineering Department is to prepare the student for a successful professional career in electrical engineering. The curriculum is structured to provide each student with a sound background in the basic and engineering sciences and a thorough foundation in electrical engineering needed for the analysis and design of electrical and electronic systems. The curriculum provides courses necessary for technical competencies as well as courses and seminars on professional ethics and the responsibilities of the engineer. The program is offered with four areas of emphasis in Computer Engineering, Communications and Signal Processing, Microelectronics, and Power Systems and Control.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University offers graduate courses leading to a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). The primary objectives of the Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering are:

  • To produce graduate students who have advanced training in one of the following areas of Electrical Engineering: Microelectronics, Computer Engineering,   and Telecommunications & Signal Processing.
  • To produce a significant number of graduates with experience in research.
  • To prepare outstanding students to pursue doctoral degrees.
  • To produce post-graduates who have the technical, cognitive and interpersonal skills that will allow them to secure employment within the State of Texas and the Nation.
  • To enhance the students’ skills in specialized areas and provide opportunities for students to pursue careers in private industry, governmental research laboratories and design facilities.

Areas of Concentration

  • Computer Engineering
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Microelectronics
  • Power Systems and Control

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

As a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering you can conduct cutting edge research with our faculty in one of four areas, computer engineering, telecommunications and signal processing, power systems and microelectronics. You will develop independent research skills and begin to develop your own reputation as a research scientist.

Areas of concentration

  • Computer Engineering
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Microelectronics
  • Power Systems and Control

ECE Faculty and Staff

Professor Ali Ali, Warsame H., Associate Professor whali@pvamu.edu  (936) 261-9910
Professor Annamalai Annamalai, Annamalai, Professor aaannamalai@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9991
Professor Attia John Attia, John O., Professor joattia@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9916
Instructor Penrose Cofie, Penrose, Instructor pscofie@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9912
Professor Suxia Cui, Suxia, Associate Professor sucui@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9917
Professor Fuller Fuller, John H., Professor jhfuller@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9923
Professor Kirby Kirby, Kelvin K., Interim Department Head and Associate Professor kkkirby@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9914
Koay, Siew T., Professor stkoay@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9904
Professor Kumar Kumar, A. Anil, Professor aakumar@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9909
Professor Xiangfang Li, Xiangfang, Assistant Professor xili@pvamu.edu (936)261-9918
Professor Obiomon Obiomon, Pamela H., Associate Professor  phobiomon@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9907
Professor Qian Qian, Lijun, Professor liqian@pvamu.edu (936) 261-9908
Matthew Sadiku Sadiku, Matthew N.O., Professor  mnsadiku@pvamu.edu  (936) 261-9906
Tolliver, Charlie L., Professor  cltolliver@pvamu.edu  (936) 261-9903
Professor Wilkins  Wilkins, Richard T., Professor  rtwilkins@pvamu.edu  (936) 26 1-9791

Staff

 Colleen Harris Colleen R. Harris, Administrative Assistant crharris@pvamu.edu (936)261-9919
 Kureshi, Riaz, Engineering Lab Technician  rakureshi@pvamu.edu  (936) 261-9922

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